Raised Beds


Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When


There are a number of soil additives available to help gardeners create optimal growing conditions for their plants, but needs change...

Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden


We share a few tips on what and where to plant in the fall and how to protect your plants from temperatures that are too cold.

Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health


By improving the health of your soil, you can optimize the growth of your crops and increase the efficiency of your fertilizers.

The Power of Raised Garden Beds The Power of Raised Garden Beds The Power of Raised Garden Beds The Power of Raised Garden Beds


If starting a raised garden is on your to-do list, but you aren’t confident in your carpentry skills or thrilled with the idea of bending...

Combatting Soil Compaction Combatting Soil Compaction Combatting Soil Compaction Combatting Soil Compaction


Soil compaction, or the compression of soil particles, can be a major yield-limiting factor in a garden. Russell Landry has the dirt on...

When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil


What you see in a plant’s foliage is almost always the result of what is going on in the soil. When there are issues with soil quality,...

The Future of Soil Health Evaluation The Future of Soil Health Evaluation The Future of Soil Health Evaluation The Future of Soil Health Evaluation


Figuring out what makes for a healthy soil goes beyond its pH levels and how many nutrients it contains.

How to be a Successful Rooftop Gardener How to be a Successful Rooftop Gardener How to be a Successful Rooftop Gardener How to be a Successful Rooftop Gardener


Though perhaps in its infancy in many North American locales, rooftop growing is a well-developed practice elsewhere.

Small Space, Big Plans: How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space Small Space, Big Plans: How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space Small Space, Big Plans: How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space Small Space, Big Plans: How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space


Why people are taking back their space and realizing the benefits (personal and environmental) of urban gardening.

Soil Basics (Get Excited!) Soil Basics (Get Excited!) Soil Basics (Get Excited!) Soil Basics (Get Excited!)


Growing in a healthy organic soil mix helps eliminate some of the hassles or problems that finicky or oversensitive plant varietals might...

Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project


While there are other options, nothing beats cedar when it comes to building a raised garden bed.

The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur


If gardening feels like an overwhelming and back-breaking task, you might want to consider hügelkultur.

How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree


After the tragic death of his bonsai tree, Alan Ray did some research on which soil he should have used.

Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully


Unlike a young child who is acting out, plants in need often have a time tough communicating exactly what it is that they want. You can bet...

How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse


With little time and money invested, backyard gardeners can extend their growing season by building a simple greenhouse over their raised...

What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil?


When it comes to gardening with soil, a little soil science knowledge goes a long way in maintaining a healthy medium for your plants. Here...

A Quick Guide to Amending Your Soil A Quick Guide to Amending Your Soil A Quick Guide to Amending Your Soil A Quick Guide to Amending Your Soil


Making a soil better is called soil conditioning or soil amendment. Soil conditioners add things to make plant growth better. Some...

Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City


So, you’re thinking about engaging in one of the oldest livelihoods in an area where there is very little arable land? Here's what you need...

Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec


Since 2009, Les Urbainculteurs have worked towards the development of a productive and innovative urban agriculture in the Quebec area.

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